Bruce Sterling on Mon, 10 Mar 2003 21:32:33 +0100 (CET)

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<nettime> Delta to CAPPS II Boycotters: No more Coffee Mugs

*Perhaps Delta can confiscate the coffee mugs from air travellers
and later sell them on eBay -- bruces

Delta Shuts Down BoycottDelta Shop

CAPPS II Collaborator Stops T-Shirt Sales, Continues Privacy Invasion

Austin, TX (8 March 2003) -- BoycottDelta, an on-line website  advocating a
total boycott of Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) until the airline stops all
cooperation with a test of the CAPPS II program, had its on-line
'BoycottDelta Action Tools' store closed down as a result of an
intellectual property rights violation alleged and filed by Delta with the
store's  host, .

The store sold t-shirts, coffee mugs and stickers affixed with the
BoycottDelta logo, allowing activists to show their support for the
campaign.  The BoycottDelta logo consists of an all-seeing eye within a
red and blue triangle.  All BoycottDelta products were sold at cost.

BoycottDelta founder Bill Scannell expressed astonishment with Delta's  

"Delta Air Lines has been deluged with thousands of emails and calls  from
their customers over the past week complaining about their CAPPS II
testing, and the best Delta can come up with is to say 'don't wear a
t-shirt'?   This is corporate arrogance at its finest."

Over 200,000 unique visitors have visited the BoycottDelta website  since it
went live on the 3rd of March.

Alternate sources of BoycottDelta protest tools are being identified.   A new
on-line store will be launched shortly.

The Google cache of the store can be seen at: 

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